How Global Oncology changes the lives of volunteers

Edward L. Trimble, M.D., MPH

Director

Center for Global Health

Office of the Director

National Cancer Institute

National Institutes of Health

In response to GCPM launch: “The Global Cancer Project Map will open up the door for greater collaboration across organizations engaged in cancer research, care, and outreach worldwide.  We are excited to have been a part of this initiative, through a successful partnership with Go! Together, we are advancing cancer research and strengthening cancer control efforts globally.”

Ted Trimble

Ted Trimble


Ali Chisti M.D., MPH

Internal Medicine, PGY1University of Hawaii

In response to the GCPM launch:  “Working in public health has helped me meet so many individuals pursuing incredible projects, however a lot of their current and past work is not indexed on Pubmed. I’m excited to use the Map to understand what’s going on in the world of cancer care.”

“When in a resource limited area, it’s frustrating to find out that someone has been working near by on a similar project who I could have allied with much earlier. I can’t wait until the Map starts helping break down these silos.”

“The Map is an unbelievable tool to build awareness, collaboration, and sharing of resources in international cancer care work.”

Ali Chisti

Ali Chisti


Sara Lederman

Pre-medical post-baccalaureate student at Harvard Extension School and Intern/volunteer with GO

In response to the GCPM launch: “It’s not every day that you get to work alongside some of the most brilliant and motivated professionals to produce a first-of-it’s-kind tool that will have a truly international impact! I see the Map as the future of global medical collaborations; it’s a platform for progress through collaboration and transparency. I’m thrilled and honored to be a small part of such a dedicated team.”

Sara Lederman

Sara Lederman


JJ Wang

Monitoring, Evaluation and Quality Manager, endTB Project, Partners in Health, Boston, MA, USA

In response to GCPM launch: “We should not be isolated in our pursuit for new cancer knowledge. Explore the map, find the gap, make a lifelong friend with whom to march forward.”


Emma Barker

GCPM Intern and a Sophomore at Emmanuel College, Boston

In response to GCPM launch: This position has meant a great deal to me. By collaborating with many professionals at GCPM, I have gained experience and relationships that will help guide me once I graduate college. I truly felt like I was doing something important while working hard organizing the map, and that motivated me to find as much data as possible so that the whole world can collaborate together.


Sudha Sivaram, DrPH, MPH

Branch Chief, Public Health, Networks and Research Branch

Center for Global Health

Office of the Director

National Cancer Institute

National Institutes of Health

In response to GCPM launch: “Many thanks for the hard work of the GO! Team. The GCPM is a tool that has the potential to bring together people, discuss ideas, and plan beneficial cancer control programs in the under-served parts of the world.”

“Since the early days of GCPM, I have been amazed at the dedication, passion and commitment and the sheer brilliance of GO! Volunteers. Figuring out complex data systems and generating ideas of how to make it work has been a learning experience for me and I am glad to have done this with GO! Cheers to one and all.”

Sudha Sivaram

Sudha Sivaram


Nitin Shrivastava

M.D. Candidate, Class of 2017

University of Massachusetts Medical School

When I started medical school in 2013, I found it quite challenging to find opportunities to combine my interests in global health and pediatric oncology. In fact, many had told me that what I wanted to do didn’t exist and that I wouldn’t find any work within global health pediatric oncology. I couldn’t accept that answer, and I was determined to find opportunities to fulfill my career aspirations, and I was thrilled to find Global Oncology during the spring of my first year. At that time, GO’s website featured an interview that was conducted with Dr. Paula Friedrich, a pediatric oncologist at Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA who spoke about her work with pediatric cancer in Central America. I immediately sent her an email to see if I could meet with her. That email changed my professional life forever. After meeting Dr. Friedrich, I started to work with her and Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Galindo at the Dana Farber Global Health Initiative on a program for early detection of retinoblastoma in Guatemala. The mentorship that Dr. Friedrich and Dr. Rodriguez-Galindo have provided me has set me on a career path that I cherish, and has shown me that I can have a career in global health pediatric oncology. I feel very lucky to have found my passion within medicine, and I have Global Oncology to thank for connecting me with these amazing mentors.

Nitin Shrivastava at a Global Oncology event with the founders, Dr. Ami Bhatt and Dr. Franklin Huang

Nitin Shrivastava at a Global Oncology event with the founders, Dr. Ami Bhatt and Dr. Franklin Huang.

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